We’re going to pick up where we left off last time on our teaching on the subject of “Faith and Confession.”
I) So if you have your Bibles with you quickly turn with me to Joshua 1:8.
A) God told Joshua, “Don’t let the Word depart out of your mouth. Meditate therein day and night. Observe to do all that is written therein. Then you will make your way prosperous.”
1) Did you here 1 of the steps to PROSPERITY that the Lord told Joshua?
a) He said step # 1 Don’t let the word of God depart out of you mouth, then you make your way PROSPEROUS.
2) Faith will come to you much more quickly and have a much more powerful effect in your life when you speak it out of your mouth.
B) JAMES 1:26.
1) (NIV) (JAM 1:26) “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”
a) The word “deceiveth” means “to cheat, i.e. delude: deceive.”
(i) We’re causing our spirits to be deceived by not bridling our tongue.
(ii) In other words, we’re cheating our spirits by not confessing the Word of God.
(iii) The tongue will deceive the heart if we’re not confessing the right thing.
2) Look at JAMES 3:3-6.
a) But notice in (V 3) he likens the tongue to a “BIT” in the horse’s mouth.
(i) That bit can change the horse’s direction; our tongue can change out entire direction.
b) (V 4) refers to a rudder which can change an entire ship’s direction, again our tongue can change the entire direction of our life.
II) MARK 4:14.
A) What is the man sowing? WORDS.
1) This V is specifically talking about the Word of God.
2) The Bible calls the Word of God the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED.
a) (1st Peter 1:23) Says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
b) Peter shows a difference between 2 kinds of seeds.
(i) 1 CORRUPTIBLE seed and the other INCORRUPTIBLE seed.
c) If there is an incorruptible seed then there is a corruptible seed.
(i) The incorruptible seed is the Word of God and the corruptible seed would be everything that is contrary to the word of God.
(ii) But there is a Parallel between the Word and every other word.
(iii) That means that every word your speak is a seed.
(iv) That doesn’t mean that you will always have the harvest of what you planted.
(v) You can do things to stop the harvest: like confessing the Word of God then, confessing the problem again.
B) MARK 4:15.
1) What I wanted you to notice is that the Word is sown in the heart of man.
2) MARK 4:26-28.
a) Jesus said, in (V 26) “So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground.”
(i) Who is the man that should cast seed into the ground?
(ii) Remember words are the seeds. (V 14)
b) The Lord told Joshua, “Don’t let the word of God depart out of your mouth.”
(i) You are the man that is casting the seed into the ground or the Words into the ground.
(ii) Those words are going to begin to grow. Look at V 27.
C) PRO 18:21.
1) Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
2) DEUT 30:19.
3) Words are seeds, let’s sow the Word of God in our lives and reap the blessings.
8/1/90 WED PM and WOLCC SUN AM 11/24/96
7/25/90 WED PM TFC and WOLCC 3/27/96 and WOLCC 11/10/96 Sun AM and W. O. L. C. C. Thursday, October 01, 1998. Thursday, October 15, 1998. I skipped a few weeks before I preached this message and so it was preached on Thursday, November 05, 1998. I skipped Confession #3.Doc because it is the same as this message and the previous messages. Part of this message, the last half, is from Confession #4.Doc. Thursday, November 12, 1998. Thursday, December 03, 1998. Thursday, December 17, 1998.